Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus LFP

Battery Electric Vehicle

£40,990Price from

52.5 kWh *Useable Battery

215 miReal Range

240 Wh/miEfficiency

This is the variant with an LFP battery, produced in China. These vehicles are also referred to as MIC (Made In China) verions. The LFP/MIC version can be recognized by different WLTP range values, a higher weight and a different charge curve. Some specifications shown are based on estimates as Tesla does not disclose official figures. Click here for the US-made variant with NCA battery.
All specifications with * are estimates.

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Price from (last known) £40,990

Availability Out of production
Available from November 2020
Available until December 2021
Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group N/A
Price shown is the last known On The Road price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.

Real Range between 155 - 315 mi

City - Cold Weather 205 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 155 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 180 mi
City - Mild Weather 315 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 205 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 250 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, weather and route conditions.

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Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 5.6 sec
Top Speed 140 mph
Electric Range 215 mi
Total Power * 239 kW (321 hp)
Total Torque * 310 lb-ft
Drive Rear

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity * 55.0 kWh
Charge Port Type 2
Port Location Left Side - Rear
Charge Power † 11 kW AC
Charge Time (0->215 mi) † 5h45m
Charge Speed † 38 mph
Battery Useable* 52.5 kWh
Fastcharge Port CCS
FC Port Location Left Side - Rear
Fastcharge Power (max) 170 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (22->172 mi) 23 min
Fastcharge Speed 390 mph
† This can only be achieved using a 3-phase grid connection. The majority of homes and charge points do not have this connection. In practice charge power will often be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 8h30m and a charge speed of 26 mph.

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 215 mi
Vehicle Consumption 240 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 166 mpg

WLTP Ratings (TEL)

Range 278 mi
Rated Consumption 225 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 185 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent 177 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 215 mpg

WLTP Ratings (TEH)

Range 273 mi
Rated Consumption 225 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 190 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent 177 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 211 mpg
TEL = Test Energy Low | TEH = Test Energy High
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption between 165 - 335 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 255 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 335 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 290 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 165 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 255 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 210 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Safety (Euro NCAP)

Safety Rating
Adult Occupant 96%
Child Occupant 86%
Rating Year 2019
Vulnerable Road Users 74%
Safety Assist 94%
For more details on the safety rating of this vehicle, visit euroncap.com

Dimensions and Weight

Length 4694 mm
Width 1849 mm
Width with mirrors 2088 mm
Height 1443 mm
Wheelbase 2875 mm
Weight Unladen (EU) 1825 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) 2139 kg
Max. Payload 389 kg
Cargo Volume 561 L
Cargo Volume Max No Data
Cargo Volume Frunk 88 L
Roof Load 70 kg
Tow Hitch Possible Yes
Towing Weight Unbraked 750 kg
Towing Weight Braked 1000 kg
Vertical Load Max 55 kg

Miscellaneous

Seats 5 people
Isofix Yes, 2 seats
Turning Circle 11.6 m
Platform TESLA 3/Y
Car Body Saloon
Segment Large Family Car
Roof Rails No
EV Dedicated Platform Yes

Company Car Tax Indication

Financial Year 2020-21

BIK Tax Rate 1%
P11D Value from £40,935
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £409
BIK @ 20% £7 pcm
BIK @ 40% £14 pcm
BIK @ 45% £15 pcm

Financial Year 2021-22

BIK Tax Rate 1%
P11D Value from £40,935
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £409
BIK @ 20% £7 pcm
BIK @ 40% £14 pcm
BIK @ 45% £15 pcm

Financial Year 2022-23

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from £40,935
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £819
BIK @ 20% £14 pcm
BIK @ 40% £27 pcm
BIK @ 45% £31 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus LFP. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 27 hours 8 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 16h45m 13 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x32A 7.4 kW 8h30m 25 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW 5h45m 37 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW † 5h45m 37 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)

Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus LFP.

  • Max. Power: maximum power provided by charge point
  • Avg. Power: average power provided by charge point over a session from 10% to 80%
  • Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
  • Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)
Charging Point Max. Power Avg. Power Time Rate
CCS (50 kW DC) 50 kW 45 kW † 52 min 170 mph
Supercharger v2 Shared (75 kW DC) 75 kW 65 kW † 36 min 250 mph
Supercharger v2 (150 kW DC) 150 kW 95 kW † 24 min 370 mph
CCS (175 kW DC) 170 kW † 100 kW † 23 min 390 mph
Supercharger v3 (250 kW DC) 170 kW † 100 kW † 23 min 390 mph
CCS (350 kW DC) 170 kW † 100 kW † 23 min 390 mph

† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle

Actual charging rates may differ from data shown due to factors like outside temperature, state of the battery and driving style.

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All about the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus LFP

No longer available

This electric vehicle is no longer in production and not available to buy new. The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus LFP was available from November 2020 until December 2021. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus LFP.

A new model of the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus LFP (2020) is available: Tesla Model 3 (2022).

Pricing

The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus LFP had a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £40,000 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £40,990. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus LFP is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The estimated maximum power of the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus LFP is 239 kW (321 hp). The estimated maximum torque is 310 lb-ft. The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus LFP is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 5.6 seconds. The top speed is 140 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus LFP has an estimated total capacity of 55 kWh. The usable capacity is 52.5 kWh (estimate). A range of about 215 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 155 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 315 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 5 hours 45 minutes. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 8 hours 30 minutes and a charge rate of 26 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 27 hours.

Rapid charging is possible through a CCS Supercharger connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 170 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 100 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 25 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 150 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus LFP is about 240 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 166 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 335 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 165 Wh per mile.

CO2 Emission

The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus LFP emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.

More information from Tesla

The link below will open the page of the Model 3 on the official Tesla site.

Go to the Model 3 on the official Tesla website.